Lagg Distillery out of Scotland recently announced it’s bringing to the table a new core range of single malts, the Kilmory and Corriecravie Editions, set to release early this summer.
A statement from the new distiller notes that these first expressions embody the spirit of the Isle of Arran, where Lagg Distillery is located.
The distiller noted that the Kilmory Edition is Lagg’s commitment to peated single malts that hark back to the illicit stills of Arran’s past.
The whisky was matured entirely in first-fill bourbon barrels, and bottled at 46% ABV, with no added coloring or chill filtration. The distiller’s notes show the Kilmory Edition as a pure embodiment of the earthy smokiness and vanilla notes that make Lagg Single Malts the way they are.
Coming shortly after the Kilmory, the Corriecravie Edition will offer a unique twist on the Lagg Distillery spirit.
After initially being matured in bourbon barrels, this whisky is finished for about six months in Oloroso Sherry hogsheads sourced directly from producer Miguel Martin in Jerez. It’s then bottled at 55% ABV without chill filtration and with no added coloring.
The notes explain that this is a whisky that showcases a sweeter smoke and rich fruit notes, balancing the peat and spice.
These whiskies are also rooted in the history and traditions of the Isle of Arran, as the flagship Kilmory bottling is named after the small parish in which the Distillery can be found. And Corriecravie is a hamlet just northwest of the village of Lagg with its own tales to tell.
As the distiller explains, this area was home to some of the illicit stills that produced the infamous “Arran water” in the days of early distilling on the island. And near the village, there is the Torr a’ Chaisteil Dun … a fort from the later Iron Age about 2,000 years ago, locally known as “Castle Hill.” With its sweeping views of the southern coastline of the island, Corriecravie is a place of beauty and intrigue that captures the essence of Arran.
Lagg Distillery Manager Graham Omand said that these single malts are rooted in the southside of Arran and their aromatic, peated character embodies the earthiness of the whiskies that would have been among the first to have been distilled on Arran hundreds of years ago.
“Today, our Lagg Single Malts represent the spirit and respect for our land that the people here can’t wait to share with the wider world,” he said.
The Lagg Single Malt Kilmory Edition will arrive in late May with a suggested retail price of £49.99. The Corriecravie Edition will arrive in early summer with a suggested price of £64.99.
For more information, check out www.laggwhisky.com.